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Rev Jack Holcomb

Rev Jack Holcomb

Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Death 13 Jul 1968 (aged 46)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 18131747 · View Source
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Gospel Singer. Born and raised in Waco, Texas, he hosted a radio program in California and was evangelist Jack Shuller's song leader. He returned to Waco and recorded many gospel music albums and traveled around the country preaching and singing at groups and churches. In 1963 he was named "Mr. Gospel Music" by RCA Records. Jack did not have an easy life, coming from a poor family. He lost his first wife just a few years into their marriage. He remarried, but in 1953 his first child Jo Ellen died in a tragic accident; before she could be buried a tornado struck and destroyed the funeral home and most of downtown Waco. He found his daughter's body and she was buried in Waco Memorial Park. Jack suffered heart attacks throughout the 1960s. In the summer of 1968, when Jack was only 47 years old, he was to meet with executives in Dallas to plan his next record, but died of heart failure in his hotel. Jack was buried in Waco memorial park next to his beloved daughter.

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  • Originally Created by: Orson
  • Added: 2 Mar 2007
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Jack Holcomb (16 Aug 1921–13 Jul 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18131747, citing Waco Memorial Park, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .